Welcome to the Villa in Umbria Blog

We are Sylvia and Saskia from Villa in Umbria and we manage the Umbria blog, as well as a holiday rentals website. We live and work in the area, and enjoy sharing our experiences with you.

Umbria is a beautiful region in the centre of Italy. Cities like Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Todi and Orvieto anybody will have heard of. We want to give you some insiders view of our daily life in this mainly rural part of Italy. If you ever travel to Umbria you may find some good suggestions here.

We hope you will enjoy this blog. Feel free to leave comments or ask questions!

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Experience Montepulciano with a local

Experience Montepulciano with a local

Experience Montepulciano’s beauty and traditions during wonderful (online) wine and run experiences. Meet sommelier Sylvia and enjoy the good things Montepulciano has to offer. Virtual Noble Wine Tasting Experience The Virtual Noble Wine Tasting Experience is in Montepulciano. I have welcomed many people in the Gattavecchi winery last year. Cantina Gattavecchi opened its doors again on June 20. With this free online wine experience I […]

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The best activities in Umbria during the new normal

The best activities in Umbria during the new normal

The new normal in Umbria By now, we are back to a relatively normal life in Umbria and getting used to the social distancing. The idea of this blog occurred to me thanks to one of our guests coming to Umbria this summer. What to do in Umbria when you should keep your distance? In this blog you will find our suggestions for the best […]

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Delicious Spring recipe: risotto with asparagus

Delicious Spring recipe: risotto with asparagus

Spring It is spring and now that we are all at home, we have a delicious vegetarian recipe for you Risotto agli asparagi or Risotto with asparagus. During spring season in Italy one can find wild asparagus in woods and fields. You need to understand what to look for though! Watch this video on how to find wild asparagus. But now that we are all at […]

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Sightseeing in Umbria

Umbria is a beautiful Italian region with a lot to see, explore and do. It is the only landlocked region of Italy and also called the green heart of Italy. Its many medieval villages, authentic food and excellent wines are all good reasons for a relaxing holiday.

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Attractions in Umbria

Attractions in Umbria

You’ve booked your holiday in Umbria? Here is an overview of places of interest.

Markets in Umbria

Markets in Umbria

Love to visit a local market during your holiday? Here is a list of markets in Umbria.

Events and local festivals

Events and local festivals

Endulge in the local atmosphere of a music festival, a sagra or village festival during your holiday in Umbria.

Children in Umbria

Children in Umbria

Are you looking for some activities to do together with your children? Here are some ideas for children in Umbria.